An exploration of the effectiveness of integrating technology within a constructivist philosophy of teaching and learning
Colleen Christine Naughton, Pacific Lutheran University, United States
Pacific Lutheran University . Awarded
The purpose of this study was to describe the effects and benefits on student work when technology is integrated into a constructivist-based curriculum. The study took place in a fifth grade classroom of approximately 30 students. The first year of this study focused on learning to use technology as a support to the curriculum within a constructivist philosophy. The focus of the second year was to integrate technology into a constructivist-based curriculum to see the effectiveness of technology on student work. Field notes, student interviews, and artifacts of student work were used to collect data on students and the effects and benefits of integrating technology into the curriculum. The findings were analyzed and conclusions were made that with effective teacher support, technology can be integrated into a constructivist-based curriculum. The findings were, however, inconclusive on supporting student achievement.
Naughton, C.C. An exploration of the effectiveness of integrating technology within a constructivist philosophy of teaching and learning. Master's thesis, Pacific Lutheran University. Retrieved February 17, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/126802/.
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